Broncos extend Webster's deal

The Broncos on Saturday extended the contract of another backup defensive player by working a deal with linebacker Nate Webster.

Webster, who signed a one-year contract in May, is now locked up through 2008. Webster s base salary this season was raised by about $900,000. Monday, Denver gave prospective restricted free agent defensive tackle Demetrin Veal a two-year extension.

"This is a very good development for Nate," said Webster's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. "Nate loves it in Denver and was very happy to see the team having this interest in him."

Webster hasn't played this season but the team considers him a viable injury replacement at all three linebacker spots.